Pelican Water is Attempting to Change Our Understanding of the English Language

If you Google “Hard Water” you will find that it is “water that contains an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals (like calcium and magnesium). Soft water… is treated water in which the only ion is sodium.”  One dictionary says that soft water is “Water containing little or no dissolved salts of calcium or magnesium, especially water containing less than about 85 parts per million of calcium carbonate.”  Wikipedia says this: “In the UK, water is…

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How Do You Treat Acid Water?

You might have acid water if your copper plumbing looks green and corroded, if you sometimes have “pinhole” leaks in your copper plumbing or if you see greenish-blue stains on sinks, faucets, fixtures, or inside your toilet tanks. Any or all of these issues can indicate that you have acid water. Water with a pH of 7.0 is considered to be neutral.  If the pH is above 7.0, the water…

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5 Problems With Installing a UV Under Your Sink

First of all, why do you want an ultraviolet light on your reverse osmosis system?  Likely you will say that you want UV so that you can make sure your water is pure and free of bacteria.  A reverse osmosis system filters down to below .001 microns, but the smallest bacteria is larger than .01 microns, so theoretically, a RO system should not allow any bacteria to pass through.  However,…

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How We Can Make the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Better

Southwest Texas is getting pounded by Hurricane Harvey in what could be the worst hurricane that has hit the US in a long, long time.  It is predicted that Harvey will cause more than $40 Billion Dollars in damages.  Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and services and if they have water, it may be contaminated. Many families will be decimated and the President has declared a Southwest…

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Fluoride: Panacea or Poison?

The American Dental Association (ADA) says this on their website: More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride’s cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of…

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How to Prevent Scale in Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity all over the country for a variety reasons, but the Top Two Reasons undoubtedly are (1) saving money on energy; and (2) never running out of hot water.  To me, unlimited hot water is the biggest deal.  If you have several persons in your family, especially teenagers who may take long showers, then you know that the last man (or woman) often gets a…

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Does Reverse Osmosis Strip Out Minerals?

QUESTION: We are customers of an RO System from US Water.  Speaking with a long time plumber familiar with these systems he stated ours is a very good unit but RO would strip the water of important minerals?  Is this true or false? Our unit is: http://www.uswatersystems.com/5-stage-usa-made-arsenic-reverse-osmosis-filter-pack-fp5a-usa.html If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…

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Water Deionization 101

Years ago, high purity water was used only in limited applications. Today, deionized (or “DI”) high purity water has become an essential ingredient in hundreds of applications. Just a few include the following: Medical offices Laboratories Pharmaceutical companies Cosmetics companies Large aquariums,fish tanks,and reefkeeping facilities Electronics manufacturing plants Food processing plants Plating and anodizing And even the final rinse at the local car wash! DI or deionized water is simply…

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